Meeting Halfway – Europe’s culinary traditions
Aug04

Meeting Halfway – Europe’s culinary traditions

Meeting Halfway starts a new project. If you have a sweet tooth, or are simply interested in cooking and culinary traditions, then this will be perfect for you…

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Christmas baking ideas: German recipes to get you into the festive spirit
Dec21

Christmas baking ideas: German recipes to get you into the festive spirit

Christmas is just around the corner and, of course, there’s a lot of baking going on. I would like to take this opportunity to give you four of my favourite recipes.

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Mandorlato from Veneto: an authentic Italian dessert
Dec17

Mandorlato from Veneto: an authentic Italian dessert

An irresistible dessert to add to your bucket list!

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A dish for everyone: fondue
Apr14

A dish for everyone: fondue

Today we are talking about a delicious dish, especially recommended for cheese lovers…The exquisite fondue!

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Exercise: A question of health or a social duty?
Feb26

Exercise: A question of health or a social duty?

In the 70s, being slim was trendy. The 80s saw the spread of a dangerous illness: obesity. At the same time, technology became an important part of everyday life, encompassing both the workplace and family life. Simultaneously, gyms have always stayed important.

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Cooking with Grandma: Chocolate salami
Sep03

Cooking with Grandma: Chocolate salami

In the following Meeting Halfway article we reveal the recipe for chocolate salami: with both Portuguese and Italian origins, it owes its name to its appearance, which is reminiscent of a cured meat but it is actually a cold dessert made of biscuits and chocolate. Very quick and easy to prepare, it only requires a few ingredients and is perfect for hot summer days since no cooking is required.

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Would you like a cup of coffee?
Jul20

Would you like a cup of coffee?

Everything you need to know about Italian coffee: the vast diversity of this beverage and its legendary history: about a battle of the religions and a Pope with a sweet tooth…

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A World Full of Pasta!
Jun07

A World Full of Pasta!

Italy is appreciated throughout the world because of the quality of its food and it being the native country of a series of simple but irresistible delicacies: pizza, icecream, pasta… We are not talking about stereotypes, these dishes represent an essential part of an Italian’s diet and their use in cooking follows rules which seem obvious to the Italians – but are not for the rest of the world!

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Cooking during quarantine: milk torrijas
Apr27

Cooking during quarantine: milk torrijas

We find ourselves in very unusual times: as we know, because of coronavirus, quarantine continues. So, despite the arrival of spring and Easter festivities, we have to conduct ourselves responsibly and stay home. Just yesterday, Easter Sunday, I was thinking about happy moments from my Erasmus period in Seville, back in 2017; a time when everyday life flowed normally and we were free to go out, travel and explore the whole world whilst coming into contact with other cultures. Remembering the past, I decided to spend my afternoon cooking milk torrijas, a traditional Spanish recipe of the Easter period.

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Brussels’ cultural and culinary attractions
Mar27

Brussels’ cultural and culinary attractions

In my last article, I presented some of Brussels’ hotspots that you must see. But if you get to spend several days in Brussels, it’s worthwhile to have a closer look at some of the districts the city has to offer.

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